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21st May '17 9:22:51 PM PaulA
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* Why is [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_x_qKvKkFBXE/TLKJ_SDgvcI/AAAAAAAAAAU/SynNxbZafnU/S380/Turnabout.jpg this]] cover for the Haddix book Turnabout so creepy, you may ask? If you didn't notice (some won't), half of the face is young when the other is old, effectively creeping us all out.

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* Why is [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_x_qKvKkFBXE/TLKJ_SDgvcI/AAAAAAAAAAU/SynNxbZafnU/S380/Turnabout.jpg this]] cover for the Haddix Creator/MargaretPetersonHaddix book Turnabout ''Turnabout'' so creepy, you may ask? If you didn't notice (some won't), half of the face is young when the other is old, effectively creeping us all out.
16th May '17 6:54:51 PM nombretomado
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** The Pretties from the books series ''{{Uglies}}''; they're literally perfect with symmetrical faces and all, and they all look very nearly the same. Then there's the specials who add a whole new level of creepy with their "cold beauty".

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** The Pretties from the books series ''{{Uglies}}''; ''Literature/{{Uglies}}''; they're literally perfect with symmetrical faces and all, and they all look very nearly the same. Then there's the specials who add a whole new level of creepy with their "cold beauty".
1st Jan '17 5:32:17 AM Euodiachloris
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[HotWitch Melisandre]] is noted as [[StatuesqueStunner stunningly beautiful]], but there is also something ''off'' about her even before her BloodMagic comes into the picture: a subtly wrong shade of red for her hair and eyes and an strangely unblemished, uniformly pale skin, for starters. Most men are too afraid of her to give serious thought to sleeping with her, for all most are willing to discuss how attractive she is. There is always a spoken or unspoken "but" attached somewhere. The only one who does sleep with her is only doing so because it's part of a BloodMagic ritual.
** Seems to be a common trait among priests and priestesses of R'hlorr -- of a certain level, that is. Of the ones we meet, only the cheerfully boisterous [[DirtyOldMonk Thoros of Myr]] escapes it. And, that may be because he's only just recently started taking his job seriously, so he probably has yet to fully acquire it, or his very stereotypically seedy human side is just too much for it to shine through. By contrast, [[ScaryBlackMan Moqorro]] and [[TurbulentPriest Benerro]] do not have to work hard to give hardened fighters and politicians the uncanny collywobbles from the other side of the ship or from across the street, for instance.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[HotWitch Melisandre]] is noted as being [[StatuesqueStunner stunningly beautiful]], but there is also something ''off'' about her even before her BloodMagic comes into the picture: a subtly wrong shade of red for her hair and eyes and an with a strangely unblemished, uniformly pale skin, skin for her [[OlderThanSheLooks apparent age]] and her [[BlackAndWhiteMorality unrelentingly odd attitude]] that permeates everything she does and says, for starters. Most men are too afraid of her to give serious thought to sleeping with her, for all most are willing to discuss how attractive she is. There is always a spoken or unspoken "but" attached somewhere. The only one who does sleep with her is only doing so because it's part of a BloodMagic ritual.
** Seems to be a common trait among priests and priestesses of R'hlorr -- of a certain level, that is. Of the ones we meet, only the cheerfully boisterous [[DirtyOldMonk Thoros of Myr]] escapes it. And, that may be because he's only just recently started taking his job seriously, seriously after a years-long CrisisOfFaith, so he probably has yet to fully acquire it, it. Well, that or his very stereotypically seedy human side is just a bit too much for it to shine through. through even with him being capable of jaw-dropping miracles, as yet. By contrast, [[ScaryBlackMan Moqorro]] and [[TurbulentPriest Benerro]] do not have to work hard to give hardened fighters and politicians the uncanny collywobbles from the other side of the ship or from across the street, street even before breaking out the burning people alive thing, for instance.
15th Dec '16 12:43:57 AM Euodiachloris
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[HotWitch Melisandre]] is noted as stunningly beautiful, but there is also something ''off'' about her. Most men are too afraid of her to give serious thought of sleeping with her, for all most are willing to discuss how attractive she is. There is always a spoken or unspoken "but" attached somewhere, however. The only one who does sleep with her is only doing so because it's part of a BloodMagic ritual.
** Seems to be a common trait among priests and priestesses of R'hlorr -- of a certain level, that is. Of the ones we meet, only the cheerfully boisterous [[DirtyOldMonk Thoros of Myr]] escapes it. And, that may be because he's only just recently started taking his job seriously, so he probably has yet to fully acquire it, or his very stereotypically seedy human side is just too much for it to shine through. By contrast, Moqorro and Benerro do not have to work hard to give hardened fighters and politicians the uncanny collywobbles from the other side of the ship or from across the street, for instance.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[HotWitch Melisandre]] is noted as [[StatuesqueStunner stunningly beautiful, beautiful]], but there is also something ''off'' about her. her even before her BloodMagic comes into the picture: a subtly wrong shade of red for her hair and eyes and an strangely unblemished, uniformly pale skin, for starters. Most men are too afraid of her to give serious thought of to sleeping with her, for all most are willing to discuss how attractive she is. There is always a spoken or unspoken "but" attached somewhere, however.somewhere. The only one who does sleep with her is only doing so because it's part of a BloodMagic ritual.
** Seems to be a common trait among priests and priestesses of R'hlorr -- of a certain level, that is. Of the ones we meet, only the cheerfully boisterous [[DirtyOldMonk Thoros of Myr]] escapes it. And, that may be because he's only just recently started taking his job seriously, so he probably has yet to fully acquire it, or his very stereotypically seedy human side is just too much for it to shine through. By contrast, Moqorro [[ScaryBlackMan Moqorro]] and Benerro [[TurbulentPriest Benerro]] do not have to work hard to give hardened fighters and politicians the uncanny collywobbles from the other side of the ship or from across the street, for instance.
15th Dec '16 12:34:21 AM Euodiachloris
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** Seems to be a common trait among priests and priestesses of R'hlorr -- of a certain level, that is. Of the ones we meet, only the cheerfully boisterous Thoros of Myr escapes it. And, that may be because he's only just recently started taking his job seriously, so he probably has yet to fully acquire it. By contrast, Moqorro and Benerro do not have to work hard to give hardened fighters the uncanny collywobbles from the other side of the ship or from across the street, for instance.

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** Seems to be a common trait among priests and priestesses of R'hlorr -- of a certain level, that is. Of the ones we meet, only the cheerfully boisterous [[DirtyOldMonk Thoros of Myr Myr]] escapes it. And, that may be because he's only just recently started taking his job seriously, so he probably has yet to fully acquire it. it, or his very stereotypically seedy human side is just too much for it to shine through. By contrast, Moqorro and Benerro do not have to work hard to give hardened fighters and politicians the uncanny collywobbles from the other side of the ship or from across the street, for instance.
11th Dec '16 1:19:54 PM Euodiachloris
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[HotWitch Melisandre]] is beautiful, but there is also something ''off'' about her. Most men are too afraid of her to give serious thought of sleeping with her, for all most are willing to discuss how attractive she is. There is always a "but" attached somewhere, however. The only one who does sleep with her is only doing so because it's part of a BloodMagic ritual.
** Seems to be a common trait among priests and priestesses of R'hlorr. Of the ones we meet, only the cheerfully boisterous Thoros of Myr escapes it. And, that may be because he's only recently started taking his job seriously, so has yet to fully acquire it. Moqorro and Benerro do not have to work hard to give hardened fighters the colliwobbles from the other side of the room, for instance.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[HotWitch Melisandre]] is noted as stunningly beautiful, but there is also something ''off'' about her. Most men are too afraid of her to give serious thought of sleeping with her, for all most are willing to discuss how attractive she is. There is always a spoken or unspoken "but" attached somewhere, however. The only one who does sleep with her is only doing so because it's part of a BloodMagic ritual.
** Seems to be a common trait among priests and priestesses of R'hlorr.R'hlorr -- of a certain level, that is. Of the ones we meet, only the cheerfully boisterous Thoros of Myr escapes it. And, that may be because he's only just recently started taking his job seriously, so he probably has yet to fully acquire it. By contrast, Moqorro and Benerro do not have to work hard to give hardened fighters the colliwobbles uncanny collywobbles from the other side of the room, ship or from across the street, for instance.
11th Dec '16 12:40:54 PM Euodiachloris
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[HotWitch Melisandre]] is beautiful, but there is also something ''off'' about her. Most men are too afraid of Melisandre to want to sleep with her. The only one who does sleep with her is only doing it because it's part of a BloodMagic ritual.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[HotWitch Melisandre]] is beautiful, but there is also something ''off'' about her. Most men are too afraid of Melisandre her to want to sleep give serious thought of sleeping with her. her, for all most are willing to discuss how attractive she is. There is always a "but" attached somewhere, however. The only one who does sleep with her is only doing it so because it's part of a BloodMagic ritual.ritual.
** Seems to be a common trait among priests and priestesses of R'hlorr. Of the ones we meet, only the cheerfully boisterous Thoros of Myr escapes it. And, that may be because he's only recently started taking his job seriously, so has yet to fully acquire it. Moqorro and Benerro do not have to work hard to give hardened fighters the colliwobbles from the other side of the room, for instance.
4th Dec '16 10:24:57 AM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight", in [[DreamingOfTimesGoneBy Olivia's dream]], even the [[HalfHumanHybrid demigod son]] has an inhuman touch, but when his PhysicalGod father appears:

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight", in [[DreamingOfTimesGoneBy Olivia's dream]], even the [[HalfHumanHybrid demigod son]] has an inhuman touch, but when his PhysicalGod father appears:
27th Nov '16 10:50:06 AM Alia_of
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** Also, Non-Men. They have human faces described as very beatiful but they are also bald and their teeth are fused together. Not to mention, most of them, called Erratics, are stark raving mad due to their [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortality]], which overloads their memories.
27th Nov '16 10:40:38 AM Alia_of
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* ''Literature/JurassicPark'': After encountering Nedry's corpse, Muldoon takes a look at a nearby ''Procompsognathus'' and notices how eerily human-like its hands are, which gives him the creeps.

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* ''Literature/JurassicPark'': After encountering Nedry's corpse, Muldoon takes a look at a nearby ''Procompsognathus'' and notices how eerily human-like its hands are, which gives him the creeps.creeps.
* [[OurElvesAreDifferent Winter Queen]] from ''Literature/MaledictionTrilogy''. To human girl [[TheProtagonist Cecile de Troyes]] she looks like a very beautiful woman... for most of the time. However, from time to time her alienness gets through and Cecile sees non-human eyes or predatory claws instead of perfect rosy nails.
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